Welcome to the Women’s Running podcast: a very special Bake Off edition. We’re your hosts, Esther Newman and Holly Taylor, and usually you can find us chatting about life and running – though, let’s be honest, it’s mostly the life bit. Every year we get terribly overexcited for the Great British Bake Off and discuss it at length on the pod. So here we are, turning it into its own spin off so we can dissect each episode properly. We’ll be chatting about all the highs and lows from the Bake Off tent, playing total favourites and slagging off bakes we could never dream of producing ourselves. Whether you run while you listen, bake while you listen, or neither – enjoy this extra little morsel!

SPOILER ALERT: Of course, this episode is chock full of spoilers. What did you expect? Go and watch this week's episode before listening!

Bake Off series 14 episode 8: Party Week

It’s the quarter final! And boy have we got a lot to say about it. We can barely contain ourselves over this week’s bakes, so we get stuck in straight away.

Signature: Sausage rolls

Our dark horse baker gets the infamous handshake treatment while we discuss what can be considered an acceptable sweet-and-savoury flavour combo. Esther is once again extremely perturbed by Dan’s creative choices.

Technical: Chocolate caterpillar cakes

Unsurprisingly, we have an absolutely field day with this one. Holly quizzes Esther on the names of various supermarket caterpillar characters and we decide which celebrity lookalikes fit the baker’s white chocolate face designs.

Showstopper: Anything-but-beige buffet

We have some serious allegations about the patriarchal constructs of the Bake Off Cinematic Universe here. Plus, we demand justice for this week’s dearly departed baker and question the judges’ decisions around Star Baker.

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